Mediterranean Medal, 4938 Corporal Joseph Glass, 5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, a local man from Jarrow, Durham.
Officially impressed: “4938 Corpl: J. Glass. North’d Fus:”
Earned the Mediterranean Medal or the “Medal for Militia” for serving during the Boer War with the 5th Militia Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers for service at Malta.
During February 1900, the 5th Battalion landed at Malta from England, with a strength of 560 men, quartered at Polverista.
They were there alongside the 3rd Battalion Royal West Kents.
They set off back for Southampton on 27th June 1901, with 10 companies, 21 Officers, 49 Sergeants, 15 Buglers and 370 Other ranks, on the Transport Dilwara.
He saw the following service:
Embodied with the 5th N.F. on 3rd February 1900.
Landed Malta, 10th February 1900
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1st March 1901.
Disembodied from active service 8th July 1901.
Promoted Corporal on 29th June 1903.
Reverted Private on 16th July 1903.
Discharged time expired on 17th January 1905.
He was not done yet.
Very shortly after World War 1 was declared, he signed up for the Army once again.
Joined the 13th Northumberland Fusiliers at Wallsend on 3rd September 1914.
But he was discharged by Christmas, on 23rd December 1914.
Born during 1881 in Jarrow, Durham.
As a civilian, whilst serving in the Militia he was a Ship Riveter in the Durham Shipyards for Armstrong Whitwright Company Ship Builders.
He was a member of the Trade Union, United Society of Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders.
He died in Tynemouth aged 43 during 1924.